"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


31/12/2014

2014' sparks & diamonds



routine investigations

el rey del compás

black figures

kamancheh & baglama

mangeurs de disques!

white noise

tam-tam & microphones
 
at the farm
 
amazing beats 

delay, rupture & fragmentation

drivin' a cab



During this 2014' year, the considerable artists Robert Ashley and Bernard Heidsieck unfortunately left us to reach celestial excursions. They are still in our minds as major figures of music and poetry.
A new book and DVD is just published this month by the french CNAP containing  interviewes of many actors and witnesses of the "poésie-action" and the excellent documentary titled "Bernard Heidsieck, la poésie en action" , directed by Anne Laure Chamboissier & Philippe Franck.


You can't overdose on music

Transistor , the parisian retrospective of Luigi Nono' works, Fritz HauserTeho Tehardo & Blixa Bargeld, Scott Walker & Sunn'O, 300 basses (published by Potlatch), Abelardo Barroso, Joseito Fernandez, Kassé Mady Diabaté, A qui avec Gabriel, Ha-Yang Kim, Aisha Orazbayeva, "Vooodoo Chile" sung by Susheela Raman, Sam ShalabiSom Sakrifis, Giorgio Battistelli, Luc Ferrari, the so-waited record of the Ethiopian voice of Ali Birra on the amazing collection Ethiopiques, and still & forever Hesperion XX, Kurt Weill, The Tiger Lilies, Josephine Foster, "Einstein on the beach" live at Chatelet's theater in the original version, Tindersticks, Alizera Mashayekhi,  first premiere in Paris of Morton Feldman's "piano and orchestra" played by John Tilbury ... 
were my favorites in 2014.